Directly Enhancing Manufacturing and Engineering Talent Across the Country
SME PRIME® (Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education) is the signature program of the SME Education Foundation. Founded in 2011, SME PRIME partners private industry with academia to build custom manufacturing and engineering programs in high schools across the country — providing equipment, curriculum, teacher training and student scholarships along with funding for manufacturing-related extracurricular activities and program sustainability.
SME PRIME is the most comprehensive manufacturing and engineering program for high school students in the country.
What makes us different?
- SME PRIME is provided at no cost to high schools
- Curriculum is tailored to meet local manufacturers’ needs and aligned with state educational standards
- Foundation staff coordinate program development and alleviate administrative burdens
- Ongoing financial support provided to sustain program longevity